Pacu Jawi Number NINE

Wow…how time flies. I went to Sumatra yesterday to see Pacu Jawi for the ninth time. It never gets old. The location was the same location as my first time there a few years ago. It was good to be back. Pak Emi even built a platform for us to view…above the crowd.

The night before, I was packing my camera equipment, and couldn’t find my CF card for my Nikon D800. For the life of me, I don’t know what happened to the three cards I own. So, I decided to leave the Nikon at home, and only brought my Sony A7Rll, the 90mm lens, the 35mm, and the 16-35mm. I used the 90mm most of the time. It doesn’t have the reach as my Sigma 500mm, but it worked fine. The only drawback was that I had to stand closer to the bulls….my frame would not fill up until the bulls were almost on top of me.

I only have a couple of “riding shots” that I was happy with, so concentrated more on portraits and wide angle shots…

This is my favorite wide-angle shot…kind of gives you an idea what the scene is really like…